Posted: May 23, 2019

GME Action Learning: The Development and Implementation of a Centralized Program Director Scorecard


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that Sponsoring Institutions provide salary support or protected time for the educational and administrative efforts of Program Directors (PDs). At large institutions, this investment may represent millions of dollars.

However, institutions have a very limited ability to measure the effectiveness or value of this investment, and there exist few, if any, tools explicitly designed to identify high performing PDs and those who may need additional guidance and/or direction. The development of such a framework might facilitate the generation of specific and appropriate feedback to PDs while also enabling the measurement of PD "success" as part of the annual review process conducted by Chairs/Chiefs and/or promotions committees.


GME, Graduate Medical Education, Scorecard, Program Directors, Group on Resident Affairs, GRA, GRA Resource Clearinghouse


Jeffrey I. Schneider, MD, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine